Twin Lakes - Oaks Course

3.7073176471 3.7 stars from 5 (84)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6710 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

  • 6201 Union Mill Rd, Clifton, Virginia 20124, Fairfax County
  • (703) 631-9372
  • (703) 803-6239
  • www.fairfaxcounty.gov

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Denis Griffiths
Type: Municipal
Greens: Bent
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6710 yards 72.2 137
White (W) 71 6316 yards 76.3 133
White 71 6316 yards 70.4 134
Gold (W) 71 5614 yards 72.1 125
Gold 71 5614 yards 66.8 123
Red (W) 71 4686 yards 66.8 111

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 84 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
53
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

79 out of 83 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers  

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"Great place that needs TLC"


ctgolfer82's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great layout. Fairways in good shape. Rough is deep and consistent. Greens were slow bumpy and chalk full of ball marks. 100% different than the putting green. Disappointed. Starters were great. Pleaaant, smiling, funny and very outgoing. The cart girl appeared twice only but the Marshall was around a dozen times just driving around. Hopefully the greens will be cut, rolled, and in better shape soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/21/2017

Played the Oaks course yesterday and I've been a regular since 2004. Nine holes of the Lakes course is closed due to bunker reconstruction, so the only real option for a full round of golf is the Oaks. Unfortunately, the Oaks is in dreadful condition. The rough continues to be uncut and unplayable, if you are able to find your ball. Large areas of many fairways are barren of grass or so thin it is like hitting from a layer of slime. The greens are damaged from unrepaired or poorly repaired ball marks and the pinsetters have an uncanny way of finding the worst spots for new placements. Tee boxes are torn up and/or slippery from lack of grass. Bunkers are not raked on a daily basis. Heads should roll for letting this Fairfax County course fall into such dismal shape. Invest your money in a better choice for play.


"Very solid, traditional muni."


cjpayne6046's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The Lakes course is the easier and older of the two offerings at Twin Lakes, but the one in which the twin lakes actually come into play. The course is generally wide open, fairly lengthy and set up well for walkers. It's mostly a 1960's design with parallel holes of limited variety, but two or three holes were built more recently, including the short par-4 15th.

Conditions are usually decent, although the greens tend to be on the slow side. The course gets a lot of play and can bog down a little, but overall the pace is acceptable, with marshals working the weekends. If anything, it's slightly pricey compared to some other public access courses in the area, but a good value overall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Did not Disappoint"


joy7565's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Average weather

Reviewed on

I only get to play this course twice a year for the last three years. Once again it gave me all I could handle. Great experience!!!!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"fast green..very challenging"


cheehow's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

quite a challenging course...I would come back again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Longest rough"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The rough is so long here that you can mark exactly where your ball went in to the first cut and still can't find it unless you step on it. Highly penalizing for a mid range muni.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Lakes review"


bkeener04's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I decided on taking my grandfather somewhere better than the usual par 3 for our yearly golf trip.

The course was very pretty and fairly challenging for us par 3 players who still have a tendency to find the rough more than we find the fairway.

Sadly there were many occasions where finding the rough meant losing the ball due to the high level of rough and chopped up leaves. The most frustrating part was not playing to course but having to chase and find your ball. The course is very "hilly" and if you hit over a hill you cannot track your ball at all.

It was great getting to be with my granddad but it shouldn't take 6.5 hours to play 18 holes because you spend 10 minutes looking for each shot. Sure, some may say the easy solution is hit it better to the fairway, as beginner level golfers that's easier said than done I'm afraid and everyone reading this has been there.

Great staff even though the computer made a mix up on our tee time, they made some adjustments and got us right it.

The facility is great, the course is fun and I hope to play it again one day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Two great courses for the money"


u000007169449's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lakes course a little easier than the woods course , but plays well from blue tees at 6600 yards. Played for 23 bucks and it was quiet as most of the play was on the newer Woods course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"With Golfnow purchase and the course condition, it is a great value"


Minhtruc55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I purchased the greenfees @ Golfnow for $25/player. The course condition is getting better. The green is better. White sand in bunker. Fairway is very good. Friendly staff. We really enjoyed our round. Walking is allowed which is good 4 people who loves walking. Overall, for the golfnow greenfee, it is a great value. We will come back for sure.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Nice"


kgring's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect day on a very nice, relaxing course. It is a long drive out 66 to the Clifton area but well worth it and was not too bad on Saturday afternoon.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This place is nice"


shankerforever's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing here two courses the oacks is a bit harder but worth every penny.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course even while overseed"


Herman7358989's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Putting was good. Overseed day. Rain but played through it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Oaks course in greay shape"


acv215's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Caks course on a Wedesday , smooth sailing.Course in good shape. Had to play through 2 foursomes on back nine. Started as a foursome, 2 palyers said for 2 of us to go forward. One foursome was nice and let me through. The other foursome was hitting ball all over the place. Waited at approach shot for 15 mins, I couldn't wait another hole like that and asked to play through. Course was in good condition. I will come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, ok service"


eebeid's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course layout and condition. People are just ok. Food guy has attitude.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"This course is good for practice"


youngjinjang's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a wide fairway with quite long distance. It's well maintained from tee to green.<br/> Nice course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Twin Lakes - - Lakes Course"


tigereye's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After all this time I still enjoy the Lakes Course. Don't usually play on a Sunday anymore and could not believe what a good pace of play for a weekend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Oak course"


davidlhill's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent public course, Challenging and great conditions.<br/> The staff is always very friendly and accommodating. A joy to play here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Afternoon of Golf."


Warbird13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I only golf this course when I can get a good deal on the greens fees - under $40. For a public course it is great shape, green are a little worn from divot repairs and the tee boxes are littered with tees and divots. Fairways and bunkers are great. The hazards are well placed and easily overcome with a good shot.<br/> We were allowed to tee off 20 min early which was great as the rush started right as we got there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Twin lakes"


baxterm's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course and overall was very pleased. Thought the course marshall was a little rough around the edges, challened my female playing partner to hit from the red vs the whites...she does just fine from the whites....it might have been an issue if play was held up but we were constantly waiting on the foursome in front of us...so what difference would it make.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value for money"


Pebsie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very helpful team, whether the pro shop staff, the starters or the drinks cart and course marshal. Speed of play was acceptable in very hot conditions. General state of the course was good, but the greens were badly affected by pitch marks and we're quite slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Makes me want to play more..."


tcbreen's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

And friend and myself were able to sneak away for Thursday afternoon around of golf. There many choices in the area as we both live in Fairfax County. The twin Lakes Lakes course is certainly not the most difficult course in the area but since I play only once or twice a year it's forgiving enough that when you're done you say "I have to do this more often". Which is what I did and I've booked another round for next week. The typography and landscape features make it one of the visually pleasing courses to play. From a value standpoint you cannot beat it. There are many other courses nearby that are at least 20 to 30% higher but do not have 20 to 30% more to offer. If you are casual golfer who always says "I me to play more", try the Lakes course and you will be back in one week not one year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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